Laser cutting 101

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Basics of laser cutting, from what it is and how it works to its applications and potential dangers. Discover suitable materials and find resources on how to use a laser cutter effectively.


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Laser cutting 101

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  1. Laser cutting 101 It s not science fiction

  2. Contents What is Sonen? How does it work? When should I consider laser cutting? What are the dangers when laser cutting? What materials can i use? How do I use the laser cutter? Is it really that easy?

  3. What is Sonen 3D-printing Laser cutting Electronics CAD Arduino and Raspberry PI Textiles Repair

  4. When should I consider laser cutting? Great for making large things very quickly 3D prints takes hours and days. Laser cutting takes seconds and minutes. Prototyping using cheap materials Great for creating signs

  5. How does it work? Mirror Laser tube Work area Laser head

  6. How does it work? Engraving Cutting

  7. What are the dangers when laser cutting?

  8. QUIZ!

  9. Plastic sheets 2 1 3 PCV Acrylic ABS Chlorinegass Cyanide gass

  10. Leather 2 1 Natural Faux Chlorine gass

  11. tanned natural leather 1 Chrome tanned Vegtable tanned 2 Cyanide gass

  12. KNOW YOUR MATERIAL!!

  13. What materials can i use? Organic materials Wood Plywood Cardboard Natural Leather Acryllic PMMA If you are uncertain if your material is suitable for laser cutting DO NOT PROCEED. Ask Sonen or ROBIN engineering staff

  14. How do I use the laser cutter? https://wiki.uio.no/ifi/sonen/index.php/Main_Page https://makerdesignlab.com/tutorials-tips/laser-cutting-beginners- guide/

  15. Is it really that simple? Kinda

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